Recovery - Monday, June 30, 2014 | Daily Word

Recovery - Monday, June 30, 2014 | Daily Word



I AM COURAGEOUS AND STRONG.
My faith in the constructive, restoring, and rebuilding power of God within me ignites my healing and recovery. My faith strengthens me and empowers me to overcome mishaps or misjudgments and to make new choices that expand my life in positive ways.
Through the power and presence of God, I have the ability to recover from health issues, financial difficulties, or habits that have been harmful to me. I don’t shrink from life’s challenges; instead, I rise to them. I make choices that help me live a healthier and happier life.
I am an overcomer, moving forward with courage. As I do, my world expands and I live the life I have dreamed.


Be strong and of good courage, and act.—1 Chronicles 28:20

Joy - Sunday, June 29, 2014 | Daily Word

Joy - Sunday, June 29, 2014 | Daily Word



Joy

I AM ONE WITH SPIRIT, ONE WITH JOY.
Nothing surpasses the joy of Spirit; nothing is stronger than the indwelling Divine Presence.
Joy is always available, regardless of outer conditions, other people, or adverse circumstances. If I ever lose touch with inner joy, if I ever feel discouraged that life does not seem to be going my way, I simply bring myself back to center. I look within to find that joy has never left me. I am loved. I am strong. I am one with God in every way. My sense of joy returns as I allow my consciousness to rise to an awareness of Spirit’s unmovable presence and power.
Joy is as natural to me as breathing and smiling, because Spirit is with and within me at all times.


God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness.—Hebrews 1:9

Let Go, Let God - Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Daily Word



I LET GO AND LET THE LIGHT OF GOD SHINE.
If I ever feel weighed down with responsibility, I consider whether I have unduly taken on the cares and concerns of others. Do I feel responsible for their success and well­-being? God is the One Source, available to meet every need for everyone. Each of us has access to divine wisdom, strength, creativity, understanding, and love. God is in relationship with each of us.
I pray for my loved ones and release them to the path unfolding for their highest good. My focus is on my relationship with the Divine. Guided by God, I do my part with joy and peace. Beholding the Divine power in myself and others, I let go and know God is there for us all.


Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.—Psalm 62:8

Let Go, Let God - Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Daily Word



I LET GO AND LET THE LIGHT OF GOD SHINE.
If I ever feel weighed down with responsibility, I consider whether I have unduly taken on the cares and concerns of others. Do I feel responsible for their success and well­-being? God is the One Source, available to meet every need for everyone. Each of us has access to divine wisdom, strength, creativity, understanding, and love. God is in relationship with each of us.
I pray for my loved ones and release them to the path unfolding for their highest good. My focus is on my relationship with the Divine. Guided by God, I do my part with joy and peace. Beholding the Divine power in myself and others, I let go and know God is there for us all.


Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.—Psalm 62:8

Inner Peace - Friday, June 27, 2014 | Daily Word

Inner Peace - Friday, June 27, 2014 | Daily Word



DIVINE PEACE CALMS MY MIND AND LIFTS MY SPIRIT.
I declare peace in my life today by choosing peace-filled thoughts. If I have been dwelling on worries, regrets, or deadlines, I stop, take a breath, and imagine a tranquil scene. I see myself sitting by the ocean, taking a walk in the woods, or meditating in a quiet, sacred space. My body relaxes and any tension fades into nothingness.
I bless myself with these moments of peace, which lift my spirit, enhance my creativity, and focus my mind. Remaining attuned to divine peace, I am undisturbed in any circumstance. As peace emanates from within, I impart calm and composure to the situations of my life. My serenity spreads to others. Peace begets peace.


Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.—2 Thessalonians 3:16

Aglow - Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Daily Word

Aglow - Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Daily Word



Aglow

I AM AGLOW WITH VIBRANT LIFE.
To function at optimum health, I nourish myself with nutritious food and drink, plenty of exercise, and time for renewal and rest. Such care and attention feels good in the moment and pays dividends for years to come.
My healthy body knows exactly what to do, and I support it. I voice encouraging and uplifting words to and about myself, rather than criticism or fear. Whether positive or negative, the thoughts and words I tell myself also feed my body. Positive self-talk invigorates and supports my intention to maintain a vibrant, healthy body.
I am physically and spiritually alive and well. I am wonderfully aglow with light, life, and vitality.


I pray that … you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.—3 John 1:2

Meditation - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Daily Word

Meditation - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Daily Word



Meditation

IN MEDITATION, I CONNECT WITH MY SOURCE.
Meditation is a deep and powerful way of connecting to the Divine, realizing oneness with All That Is, and allowing the deepest desires of my soul to surface.
I begin my meditation by choosing a quiet place and time of day. I sit comfortably for a period of time. I close my eyes, relax my palms on my lap, and breathe naturally.
I may contemplate or repeat a spiritual idea or scripture. Should my attention wander, I gently return it to that idea or refocus my attention on my breath. I am still and silent, as I connect directly with the Source of my being. Concluding with an affirmation or prayer of gratitude, I am ready for the day ahead.


The meditation of my heart shall be understanding.–Psalm 49:3

Patience - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Daily Word

Patience - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Daily Word



Patience

WITH ENERGY AND STRENGTH, I WAIT.
Patience is an act of confidence that all is unfolding as it should—even when the process takes longer than I had hoped or expected.
Patience is not laziness or indifference. I don’t have to push or force a result in order to feel as if I am making progress. But just as a farmer cannot hurry or worry a harvest into existence, I cannot rush results that must unfold in their own time.
True patience is a silent energy, one that restores and strengthens. I deny power to any feelings of doubt or impatience, and while I wait, I pray. I stay focused on the present moment, comforted by a quiet faith, and patiently expecting the greater good to come.


May you be made strong … and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience.—Colossians 1:11

Trust - Monday, June 23, 2014 | Daily Word

Trust - Monday, June 23, 2014 | Daily Word



Trust

I OPEN MY LIFE AS I TRUST THE WISDOM OF GOD.
It can sometimes be difficult for human beings to trust one another. Trust requires willingness to surrender and to be open and vulnerable.
In learning to trust, I begin by trusting the Divine within. By placing my trust in God, I will never be led astray. This does not mean that I adopt a passive attitude. Rather, it means being alert and responsive to divine wisdom and discernment, to love and beauty, to divine order and truth. As I do, I learn to trust myself to judge rightly and act on the wisdom that I receive.
Spirit will guide me to people and experiences that bless me, and I will find others with whom I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts, ideas, and feelings. As I trust, a world of blessings opens up to me.


When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.—Psalm 56:3

IT'S WORKING

Light - Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Daily Word

Light - Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Daily Word



Light

I LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF GOD.
The sunlight that awakens me on a summer morning is bright and encouraging. Its radiance beckons me into a day of abundant possibilities.
The indwelling light of God is constant. It leads me on a path to my highest good, providing direction when I am unsure what to do. To find this inner light, I center my heart and mind on the love of God; my path becomes clear. God is my light, my strength, and my hope.
I trust the light of God within to awaken me to my full potential. With divine light shining in me, I am strong and confident.
I live in the light of God. Each day is like a bright summer day in which all things are possible.


Indeed, you are my lamp, O Lord, the Lord lightens my darkness.—2 Samuel 22:29

Summer - Saturday, June 21, 2014 | Daily Word

Summer - Saturday, June 21, 2014 | Daily Word



Summer

I CELEBRATE THE RADIANCE OF SUMMER.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, today is summer solstice, the longest day of the year. In many cultures, it is a day of celebration. I celebrate, too, by giving thanks for the sun and its life-giving warmth for our planet.
I honor God’s creation by enjoying its beauty. I go outside today to celebrate my connection with nature. I walk through a garden or park, ride a bicycle, play a game outdoors, or simply sit in the sun.
I feel the joy of God in all nature. I breathe the fresh air, bask in the warmth of the sun, and enjoy the beauty of this day. I revel in the bounty of creation!


So I commend enjoyment, for there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves, for this will go with them in their toil through the days of life.—Ecclesiastes 8:15

Awakening - Friday, June 20, 2014 | Daily Word

Awakening - Friday, June 20, 2014 | Daily Word



Awakening

I AWAKEN TO LOVE.
Feeling alone or unloved can seem like living in a cold, dark cave. Awakening to the ever-present light and love of God brings us out of that empty place into the brilliant, warm sunlight.
In prayer, I relax into a willingness to accept the love of God. I pray: I let go of any thought of being unlovable or unworthy. I accept the love of God. I express the love of God. I am the love of God!
Where there was once darkness, a light now shines. These words of truth awaken in me the realization of a love I do not need to earn, a love that has been with me always. I am, have been, and always will be enfolded in divine love, just for being me. I am worthy. I am loved!


God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.—1 John 4:16

Guidance - Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Daily Word

Guidance - Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Daily Word



I CONFIDENTLY FOLLOW DIVINE GUIDANCE.
When I reach a fork in the road, I may sometimes resist what I know is the right path for me. Perhaps I am afraid to take the next step, unsure of what lies ahead. Yet I am not alone on my life’s journey. Spirit is my trusty guide.
Divine guidance unfolds in recognizable ways. It is clear and unmistakable to me; it is always for the highest good of me and all concerned. Everything necessary for success is provided in divine order.
Releasing any fear or resistance, I trust in divine guidance. Calm and confident, I move forward, learn, and grow. The right and perfect outcome is unfolding.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.—Proverbs 3:5-6

Prosperity - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Daily Word

Prosperity - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Daily Word



Prosperity

I PROSPER BY ATTUNING TO SPIRIT.
As an expression of God, I am endowed with all I need to live a prosperous life. Love, Life, Abundance, and Peace—these are the gifts of Spirit. As I attune to Spirit, I prosper.
I live from Love, the essence of my being, and enjoy healthy relationships. I live from Life, my innate wholeness, and take good care of my body. I live from Abundance, an endless supply of ideas and opportunities for my good. I live from Peace, which guides me through any conflict.
Firmly rooted in the gifts of Spirit, I know without a doubt I am blessed. I am meant to live a fulfilling, prosperous life. I am a divine creation, blessed with all I need to live abundantly.


If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.—John 13:17

World Peace - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Daily Word

World Peace - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Daily Word



World Peace

I SET AN EXAMPLE FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD.
World peace is born from peace in our hearts and in our households. I foster peace within me by maintaining my spiritual practice. I observe my thoughts, feelings, and words and commit to my personal growth and healing. If I do not feel at peace, I seek to understand my true needs and fulfill them in a conscious and compassionate way, which nurtures peace of mind.
I work to resolve any conflict with others through respectful and honest communication. I speak my needs and listen with my heart. I welcome opportunities to understand any differences. Peace begins with me. The example I set and the energy I radiate cultivate peace on earth.


Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!”–Luke 10:5

Now - Monday, June 16, 2014 | Daily Word

Now - Monday, June 16, 2014 | Daily Word



I LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.
Life takes on new meaning as I understand the power of the present moment, which is God’s eternal now.
All that has gone before has brought me to this moment. I realize the futility of past regrets and let them go. To live fully in the present, I must also realize that the future is only a concept and its mysteries cannot be known. My readiness for what lies ahead depends on what I make of today’s opportunities.
I put my energy and focus on making the most of what is before me right now. The present brings me new opportunities to serve, love, forgive, understand, and grow. I am inspired to think in new ways and step out in new directions.


This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.—Psalm 118:24

Father’s Blessing - Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Daily Word

Father’s Blessing - Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Daily Word



Father’s Blessing

WITH LOVE AND APPRECIATION, I BLESS MY FATHER.
As we express love to our family members, we are channels for the love of God. Today we love and honor our fathers and the father figures in our lives.
Whether they are with us in person or spirit, we express our love and appreciation. We remember what these men have taught us, what they have shared, and what we have experienced with them. We hold them in prayer, knowing prayer is not limited by time or space.
If for any reason we have felt alienated from our father, we allow the forgiving love of God to heal whatever may have kept us from understanding and loving each other. We let the love of God express through us.


The Lord bless you and keep you … the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.—Numbers 6:24, 26

Comfort - Saturday, June 14, 2014 | Daily Word

Comfort - Saturday, June 14, 2014 | Daily Word



Comfort

I AM NEVER ALONE.
The lights in the night sky remind me of my infinite connection with All That Is. As I allow my thoughts to turn away from the day’s events, I focus on the truth that I am one with God, one with all life. This brings me comfort. Gazing at the heavens filled with distant stars and planets, I see my life from a cosmic perspective. I feel my divine connection with these many little dots in the sky.
I am comforted by my powerful connection with Spirit and the knowledge that I am never alone. The lights of the heavens shine upon me. The wisdom of Spirit is my guide. The strength of Spirit is my support. The peace of Spirit lies deep within me. I am surrounded and enfolded in God’s ever-present love.


I, I am he who comforts you.—Isaiah 51:12

Pray for Others - Friday, June 13, 2014 | Daily Word

Pray for Others - Friday, June 13, 2014 | Daily Word



AS I PRAY FOR OTHERS, I AM RICHLY BLESSED.
As I bear witness to Truth for others, I cannot help but experience its power myself. Prayer awakens in me a profound knowing of the infinite power and presence of God.
When I affirm another’s prosperity, my assurance in Spirit’s infinite supply is deepened. As I bless those who may have hurt me, I reinforce the healing power of grace and forgiveness in my life. As I hold in consciousness another’s wholeness and well-being, I recognize the strength and vitality of God in me. As I faithfully proclaim another’s joy, my own heart is opened to receive it.
As I pray for others, I recognize more fully the rich bounty of my own existence, and I am blessed.


My God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches.—Philippians 4:19